Kewtie razor

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Description (Brief)
A woman's miniature double-sided razor, the Kewtie brand. The handle is cream celluloid, as is the case. The Kewtie was made by Lapin Products Inc., of New York City. A small woman's razor such as this would likely have been used for shaving the underarm. The fashion of removing underarm hair began around 1915 with the introduction of sleeveless or sheer-sleeved dresses.
Source: "'Kewtie' Woman's Razor."Wisconsin Historical Society website, June 7, 2007
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1930
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (handle and case material)
steel (razor material)
overall: 1.5 cm x 3 cm x 1.5 cm; 9/16 in x 1 3/16 in x 9/16 in
overall in case: 7/8 in x 2 in x 1 1/4 in; 2.2225 cm x 5.08 cm x 3.175 cm
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Credit Line
Dadie and Norman B. Perlov
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Data Source
National Museum of American History